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VIDEO: Get A First Look at CST's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE VIDEO: Get A First Look at CST's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Chicago

We have a first look at the CST production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE! Check out the video below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs, Anthony Murphy, Isabelle McCalla, Jonathan Weir and More Celebrate ALADDIN's Chicago Opening Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs, Anthony Murphy, Isabelle McCalla, Jonathan Weir and More Celebrate ALADDIN's Chicago Opening
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Chicago

The North American tour of Disney's Aladdin celebrated its opening night in Chicago at Morgan MFG on Wednesday, April 19. The limited premiere engagement runs through September 10, 2017 at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph). Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)
Further Casting Announced for TREVOR THE MUSICAL World Premiere at Writers Theatre Further Casting Announced for TREVOR THE MUSICAL World Premiere at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Chicago

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)
10 on Tuesday with Molly LeCaptain 10 on Tuesday with Molly LeCaptain
by Misha Davenport on April 25, 2017 in Chicago

10 on Tuesday with Molly LeCaptain (more...)
Jeff Awards 2017 Non-Equity Nominations Announced Jeff Awards 2017 Non-Equity Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Chicago

The Jeff Awards announced, via a special video presentation, a total of 127 nominations in 26 categories for the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017.  Hosting the video presentation were Alexis Roston and Lillian Castillo, who will be this year's Mistresses of Ceremonies at the Awards event on June 5 at The Athenaeum. (more...)
First Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ Highlights Opera at Bard SummerScape First Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ Highlights Opera at Bard SummerScape
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Chicago

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself 'an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape' (Musical America). With the long overdue American staged premiere of Antonin Dvorak's Dimitrij as its operatic centerpiece, this year's immersion in 'Chopin and His World' is no exception.  (more...)
2017 Kids Musical Theater Summer Workshops Announced at Music Theatre Works 2017 Kids Musical Theater Summer Workshops Announced at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Chicago

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) continues to accept enrollments for the 2017 Musical Theater Summer Workshop. Young people ages 8 to 13 will learn singing, dancing and acting in preparation for a free public performance, where family and friends are invited to watch them perform a mini-musical. No experience or audition required, and everyone gets a part.     (more...)
OUT! Chicago and Illinois LGBTQ Visitor's Guide Now Available OUT! Chicago and Illinois LGBTQ Visitor's Guide Now Available
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Chicago

Visitors to Chicago and Illinois have a guide to help navigate LGBTQ and mainstream events and places to see: The 2017 OUT! Chicago and Illinois LGBTQ Visitor's Guide is now available. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at David Adjmi's 3C at A Red Orchid Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at David Adjmi's 3C at A Red Orchid Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Chicago

A Red Orchid Theatre concludes its 2016-17 Season with the Chicago premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. The production runs now through June 4, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. The press opening is tonight, April 24, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Chicago

Sight & Sound is taking its hit musical to the big screen. After being filmed before a live audience at the spectacular Lancaster, PA theater, JONAH: On Stage! will be featured on over 600 movie screens nationwide for a one-night event. (more...)
Stars of HAMILTON and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Father, Luis, to Speak at Forefront Luncheon in Chicago Stars of HAMILTON and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Father, Luis, to Speak at Forefront Luncheon in Chicago
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Chicago

Forefront, Illinois' association for nonprofits, grant-makers, advisors and social impact organizations, has announced Luis A. Miranda, Jr. and cast members from the Chicago company of HAMILTON as keynote speakers at the 43rd annual Forefront Luncheon. (more...)
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by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Chicago

Looking for your next theatre related job? BroadwayWorld has a database full of listings for jobs in the theatre/entertainment industry! Looking for candidates to fill that open position? Adding a listing to the BroadwayWorld Classifieds is free! (more...)
Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Chicago

What began as a 1970s rock opera concept album became a global stage phenomenon that captured seven Tony Award nominations and countless awards overseas in its 40-plus years. (more...)
Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth Receives 2017 Michael Merritt Award Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth Receives 2017 Michael Merritt Award
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Chicago

The 24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Loyola University Chicago.Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth (The Nance, The Book of Mormon, The English Patient, Midnight Cowboy) will receive the 2017 Merritt Award.  (more...)
Otherworld Theatre Takes To The Skies With The World Premiere Of Nick Izzo's THE ROGUE AVIATOR Otherworld Theatre Takes To The Skies With The World Premiere Of Nick Izzo's THE ROGUE AVIATOR
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2017 in Chicago

Known for their imaginative and epic theatrical works of science fiction and fantasy, Chicago's Otherworld Theatre now presents the world premiere of Nick Izzo's The Rogue Aviator. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW on April 23, 2017 in Chicago

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Chicago (more...)
Photo Flash: The Neo-Futurists Present THE INFINITE WRENCH Photo Flash: The Neo-Futurists Present THE INFINITE WRENCH
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Chicago

The Neo-Futurists present The Infinite Wrench, their all-new production in an open run at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. (more...)
THREE DAYS OF RAIN Set to Open in Chicago THREE DAYS OF RAIN Set to Open in Chicago
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Chicago

Perpetual drifter Walker Janeway reappears in New York for the reading of his father's will. He and his sister expect to inherit the famed Janeway House that their father Ned designed with his business partner, Theo. But when the house is left to Theo's son instead, the betrayal leads Walker to unearth a cryptic journal that he believes proves his father is a fraud. The truth of the past, however, is much different than any of them realize. Shifting from present to past, THREE DAYS OF RAIN examines the depth of family secrets and how one event can be seen from many points of view. (more...)
 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Comes to Chicago Shakespeare Theater SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Comes to Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Chicago

Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings to the stage one of the most popular romantic films of all time, Shakespeare in Love-in an enchanting, music-filled theatrical event staged by acclaimed director Rachel Rockwell. Based on the Academy Award-winner for Best Picture with screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love is adapted for the stage by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Lee Hall. (more...)
Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 to Go from Peter Pan to Pinball Wizards Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 to Go from Peter Pan to Pinball Wizards
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Chicago

From "Peter Pan" to 'Pinball Wizards,' the Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 season at Northwestern University offers something for everyone. (more...)
STRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL Adds 3 Performances at Greenhouse STRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL Adds 3 Performances at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Chicago

Due to popular demand, Random Acts and Greenhouse Theater Center have announced that audiences will now have three additional opportunities to catch Strangest Things! The Musical - Sunday, April 30th and Sunday, May 7th at 3pm, and Thursday, May 11th at 8pm. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at QUEEN World Premiere at Victory Gardens Photo Flash: First Look at QUEEN World Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Chicago

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42nd season with the World Premiere of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz. Queen runs now through May 14, 2017, with the press performance tonight, April 21, 2017, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
BroadwayWorld Seeks Regional Editors, Production and Student Bloggers in Chicago! BroadwayWorld Seeks Regional Editors, Production and Student Bloggers in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Chicago

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)
AFTER PARTY Set for One-Night-Only Show at Uptown Underground AFTER PARTY Set for One-Night-Only Show at Uptown Underground
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Chicago

After entertaining sold out audiences for the past four years at various smaller cabaret venues, After Party is going big with a one-night-only performance at Uptown Underground on Friday, April 28 at 8pm. (more...)
Goodman Theatre to Offer New Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Goodman Theatre to Offer New Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Chicago

Goodman Theatre has announced its first sensory-friendly performance as part of the 40th anniversary of A Christmas Carol-Chicago's "crown jewel of the holiday season" (Daily Herald), directed by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper. (more...)